It’s always the prerogative of breweries to release new beers, see which ones fare better than others, and then move on to the next new beer or trend. Usually all done while continuing to brew a core range alongside those one-off specials. However there are some beers that our local breweries, for whatever reason, didn’t…… Continue reading When Will I See You Again?
The Oxford English Dictionary simply refers to a brewpub as a public house that sells beer brewed on the premises. Brewpubs are very few and far between in Northern Ireland. Until early 2021 there were three: the superb Walled City restaurant in Derry/Londonderry, the beautiful Speckled Hen restaurant near Lisburn brewing small batch Black Mountain…… Continue reading A Welcome Old Addition to Belfast’s Beer Scene
Make no mistake about it, home deliveries of beer rock. There’s a very high likelihood that many of you have received a beer delivery over the past year or so. Do you subscribe to monthly beer boxes? The answer could well be yes – there are plenty of companies offering such a service, where they…… Continue reading Subscription Boundaries
Whether you be new to the world of craft beer or a seasoned pro, you may not be aware that Hilden Brewery near Lisburn is the oldest surviving independent brewery on the island of Ireland and turns 40 years young in 2021. Hilden brews, including the likes of Twisted Hop, Headless Dog and Belfast Blonde,…… Continue reading A Birthday Trilogy. Part 3: Hilden
If you’re reading this blog post, you’re possibly a fan of independent microbreweries. You’re also probably a fan of the pub, and a good pub atmosphere is something I’ve missed for quite some time now. While lockdown restrictions continue to curtail the opening hours of most of our hospitality sector, I want to reflect on…… Continue reading Pub Dreams